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Recap: The Heirs Episode 1

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Our hero writes. He sits back, drinks coffee, stares into the sunset, and writes. This is no Gu Jun Pyo.

It seemed like it would never come, but here we are. The Heirs starts tonight. I am sitting here filled with trepidation and excitement. This drama might be the biggest sensation this year (for all the right or wrong reasons), or it might be the biggest flop, but it is definitely the prettiest drama. So much pretty.

I haven’t recapped long at all, but looking at the past three dramas I completed (cough, or didn’t), I have only covered fantasy-sageuk dramas. In addition, the drama I was crazy about before this blog was Secret Garden. This isn’t a conscious decision; I just like my dramas epic and/or with lives at stake. That doesn’t mean I don’t like regular everyday dramas. They make up the bulk of my favorites; I just don’t write about them as much. As a matter of fact, what I like most about fantasy-sageuks is the exploration of everyday human emotions in the midst of a fantastical world.

The Heirs will be my first “normal”drama , and what a one at that. Filled with some of the hottest names in the industry, pretty boys and girls, and sounding like the quintessential Cinderella story. I’ve giggled and whined, complained and squealed every time there was new information about this drama because while I like pretty, it doesn’t feed my brain nor make up for the lack of sleep I so dearly love. So with fingers-crossed, I am looking forward to this drama and recapping it, and being part of a community of fans. Welcome, old readers and new readers.

The order will go like this (cough, anyone recognize this line?). I am no Softy so I can’t post updates while the drama is airing. I will be trying to capture as much as possible while I am watching the episode.  When the episode is over, I will go back to my notes, fix them up a bit and update part by part on each recap post while waiting for the torrents. If you can leave a link here, that would be great. When the full episode is available, I will fill in more blanks and screencaps, and continue to update. Finally, I will leave my comments.

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There is one scene I am anticipating already, and it is the scene in the almond orchard between Tan and Eun Sang. I’ve already written a fake scene recap of that previously, and while the latest previews are telling me that I’ve gotten the details wrong, I still understood the spirit.

Have you ever had the sensation of looking at someone for the first time and ever so quickly the past and future seem to fuse ? Does that not mean something ? That we felt so much, so deeply, before even speaking?

This is a quote I found somewhere very long ago which told me it was from Charles Dicken’s Nicholas Nickleby, but I actually can’t verify that. Regardless, it was a quote that immediately struck a chord in me. Not that I have experienced that kind of moment myself, but because so many Korean dramas seem predicated on those few seconds, especially melodramas and rom-coms.

I was reading the character description of Kim Tan’s character on the official website, which initially made him sound like a Gu Jun Pyo rehash. But as I continued reading, Kim Tan is definitely a different character, which I hope Lee Min Ho portrays, due to his relationship with his half-brother Kim Won which is mixture of respect, competition, love, and loneliness. As much as I am looking forward to the romance, I am anticipating the bromance more.

Because there is clown car of characters in this drama….

Character Index

Kim Tan Kim Tan

Cha Eun Sang Cha Eun Sang

Choi Young Do Choi Young Do

Kim Won Kim Won, Kim Tan’s half-brother, President of Jeguk Group

Lee Bo Na Lee Bo Na

Yoo Ra Hael Yoo Ra Hael (Rachael Yoo)

Yoon Chan Young Yoon Chan Young

Lee Hyo Shin Lee Hyo Shin

Jo Myung Soo Jo Myung Soo

Kang Ye Seul Kang Ye Seul

Jun Hyun Joo Jun Hyun Joo

Han Ki AeHan Ki Ae -Kim Tan’s birth mom

Kim Nam Yoon Kim Nam Yoon- Kim Tan and Kim Won’s father, Jeguk Group CEO

Park Hee Nam Park Hee Nam- Cha Eun Sang’s mom

Yoon Jae  Ho Yoon Jae Ho- Yoon Chan Young’s dad, Chief Secretary in Jeguk Group

Jung Ji Sook Jung Ji Sook- Kim Nam Yoon’s second wife, birth mom to neither Tan or Won.

Lee Esther Esther Lee- Yoo Ra Hael’s mom, RS International CEO

Choi Dong Wook Choi Dong Wook- Choi Young Do’s dad, Zeus Hotel CEO

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Episode 1

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It’s sunny California, and Kim Tan (and his obvious body double) is having fun surfing. We can tell his blond-haired friend Jay like two thing in life: parties and girls.

Kim Tan’s voiceover: The day I left to go study abroad, hyung’s goodbye was short, simple, and honest.

Won says to little Tan, “Studying? English? Don’t try hard. Just play. Don’t worry. Don’t think. Rich people just eat and play. They don’t dream. And don’t come back.

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Tan’s voiceover: “I realized at that moment, that I wasn’t here to study. I was exiled. Hyung was taking back in advance the things I will take away in the future.”

Jay asks Tan, “You don’t blame them? Your brother you hates you, your mom who gave birth to you, or your father who never takes your side?

Tan answers inside his head, “I am too lazy to resent someone.”

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Young Do bounces a ball off a wall to bully another student. “What are you going to do, friend, during vacation. I’m going to miss you after seeing you everyday. You’re not going to miss me? You’re so cold to me.” He hit the kid with the ball this time.

Young Do smiles when the kid yells out in pain. So does his groupies. “I’m sorry. Are you hurt?”

Sidekick A says sarcastically, “Young Do, you’re aim is terrible. If someone saw, they would think we are bullying him?”

Young Do’s face immediately turns hard. “Really? Do you want to stand there then?” When the Sidekick B tries to stop Young Do, Young Do threatens him. A scurries off to the wall. “I’ll stand here. I’ll stand here for you. Throw.”

Young Do grins. “I never said I was going to throw. It should be fair among friends.” Young Do calls over the bullied student. “Friend. It’s your turn.”

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“You get beat up regardless of whether you throw or not. It’s really a question of whether you will you get beat up by a strong guy or a slighter less stronger guy. But the bigger problem is that your life will always be like this. Why? Because we will grow up to be your employer. Hurry, choose.”

The bullied kid trembles in anger at Young Do’s words and throw the ball at the mirror. Young Do laughs. “So you’re the type to keep your pride even though you are poor? Just take care of your body. Health is the most important thing. I’ve got to run away, I’m so scared. See you when school starts!”

Young Do leaves, and the sidekicks beat up the poor kid.

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Young Do is checking out his newly custom order motorcycle. Dealer is telling him how great the parts are, and Young Do asks, “Are you bragging with my money?”

Eun Sang comes through the shop door to deliver a pizza. A young employer there keeps hitting on her, but Eun Sang is too busy and too poor to respond to idiocy. All she wants is the pizza money and to leave. She starts to call the police, but the guy stops her. She gets her money and goes. Young Do takes notice.

Delivering pizza is not Eun Sang’s only job. She also works at a cafe.

On her way to clean a table, she notices Chan Young studying. He has been there about thirty minutes without ordering anything, and Eun Sang tells him her boss is not selling dirt here. Meaning he’s not running a charity.

Chan Young smiles and says he will leave when Bo Na gets here. Before Eun Sang can finish complaining about how the two always have their date here, Chan Young hands her an umbrella. It’s going to rain around the time she gets off work. Eun Sang sheepishly takes the umbrella.

“If you give this to me, what about your girlfriend?”

Chan Young takes his jacket and covers his head. “My Bo Na is always a heroine inside a movie.”

Eun Sang is grossed out by the sweet. Chan Young tells her to get a boyfriend, but she reminds him that hours spent with no pay is an extravagance to her.”

Chan Young gives her a worried look. “How many part time jobs do you have?” Eun Sang answers, “What can I do? The only heaven I’m permitted to is ‘Part-time Heaven.'” (Note: Part-Time Heaven is an actual website which lists part time jobs in Korea.)

Bo Na shows up with her shrill voice, jealous that her boyfriend is looking at Eun Sang with such soft and worried eyes. Eun Sang sighs and Bo Na throws her a dirty look. Chan Young lights up to see Bo Na. He makes room for her. He’s quite the gentleman and sweety. I’m going to love him.

Bo Na reminds Eun Sang that she told her to not flirt with her boyfriend. Eun Sang retorts, “You think I’m that pretty.” Bo Na replies, “I never said you were pretty!”

Eun Sang, who is used to dealing with Bo Na, simply says, “Right. But you’re pretty. So stop bothering this poor part-timer.”

Bo Na is peeved and want to leave with Chan Young. “You’re leaving tomorrow, and I don’t want to waste time with her.” Eun Sang doesn’t know what Bo Na is saying about Chan Young leaving. “Are you going somewhere?” Chan Young answers vaguely, “I’m just going somewhere for a bit,” and Bo Na blocks him from saying more. She wants to know something about Chan Young that Eun Sang doesn’t know.

On their way out, Bo Na stops to point out that Chan Young is not wearing the colors that she told him to wear for the festival. He points to shoes he is wearing, but Bo Na points out, “That’s dark red, not red!”

Eun Sang sighs as she watches them walk off. “Those wasteful kids.”

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Bo Na and Chan Young are walking together, and she is complaining about Eun Sang. She hates that Eun Sang is always so confident in front of her when she has nothing, and that she knows about Chan Young’s childhood.

Chan Young finds this adorable, and reassures Bo Na that he and Eun Sang are just friends. They’ve been friends half his life.

Bo Na finds that hard to believe. “How can two young people of the opposite side be just friends?!!!”

It is night now, and Eun Sang is on her way home from work. She is talking on her phone, complaining to her sister via answer machine about Bo Na: how she is so suspicious, how she has a chauffeur, and how she never seems to have suffered her entire life.

Eun Suk (Eun Sang’s older sister) is fighting with her boyfriend. He’s cheating on her, but she really can’t do anything since she is living in his home. Ugh, he slaps her.

Eun Sang asks through the machine, “Are you even checking these? Please call. Are you doing well in school? Still you’re lucky, going to school in the U.S. Call. I miss you.”

Eun Sang hangs up, and it starts to rain. The umbrella Chan Young gave her won’t open though. Eun Sang runs under a shop awning, and she notices the dream catcher hanging in the window. It gives a little sparkle, and at that moment, her umbrella opens. A sign of good things to come?

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Chan Young and his dad, Yoon Jae Ho, are cooking dinner together. They joke around, saying Chan Young being home instead of out with his girlfriend ruins dad’s night of fun.

Chan Young gently scolds his dad for cutting the carrot to go in the curry too large. It should be smaller than the potato pieces. Jae Ho asks for his reasoning, and Chan Young eloquently responds, and I fall in love with Chan Young more because he is cute with his father too.

Jae Ho wants his son to say that in English, but Chan Young can’t. That is why is going to the U.S. to study abroad for language. But he couldn’t tell Eun Sang that he is going when she is working so hard.

Chan Young asks his dad about Eun Sang’s mom. How is she doing? Jae Ho tells him, “She’s the core of the power of the Empire group since she has the lady of house in the palm of her hand.”

Chan Young: “Really?”

Eun Sang’s mom, or Park Hee Nam, is at the Kim’s mansion working as a maid. She is called over by the second lady of the house, who is Kim Tan’s mom but not his father’s wife. A mistress. She is warned by the other maid that the “Little ma’am” is on edge because her son in the U.S. won’t pick up the phone. Eun Sang’s mom smiles good-naturedly.

Kim Tan’s mom, or Han Ki Ae, is frustrated her son won’t answer her and vents it to Hee Nam. Hee Nam is used to this, it seems, and just quietly and simply takes it all in stride.

The other maid comes it to announce that the president, or Kim Won, has come home, and Ki Ae is immediately worried. What about this wine she is drinking? She is about to gulp it down when the maid informs her that Won went straight to his room. Ki Ae spits out the wine into her glass. “Why do you always say the important things last? Are you doing this on purpose? So I can get caught? Am I not even allowed a good dinner with wine?”

Hee Nam suddenly takes away the wine glass away from Ki Ae who was about to drink it again. She dumps the wine into the soup and hide the glass underneath her apron.

Won comes in, with his good-looking but hard face. Ki Ae asks him if he ate. He answers without saying hello that he had a late lunch. She starts to worry after him, but Won cuts her off, addressing the maids. Who cleaned his room today? The other maid did. Won asks for it to be cleaned again, and for water to be brought to his study room. He leaves the room without so much a second look at Ki Ae.

Ki Ae order Hee Nam to bring the a new bottle of the same wine and a new glass to her room. Hee Nam writes in her notepad, “You should eat more.”

Ki Ae answers, “If one eats after being ignored like that, that makes her a mistress. Usually ladies of the house can’t eat a grain of rice after something like this.” Ki Ae smiles and oh so gracefully orders Hee Nam to throw away all of the food.

Hee Nam things to herself, “Whether you can eat or not, a mistress is a mistress. A mistress who can eat is better than a mistress who can drink.”

Hee Nam is setting her family’s dinner table with the food from the Kim mansion. Eun Sang is giving her mother a look, and Hee Nam signs to her that the lady gave it to them. Eun Sang retorts, “If the lady gave it, do I have to just eat it quietly? Am I a food dump?”

Hee Nam signs, “What’s wrong with that? There is nothing more important than eating. Besides, when will be able to eat like this in our circumstances.”

This hits Eun Sang where it hurts. “Is it my fault we are in this situation? You just eat it.” Eun Sang gets up and goes to her room.

In the bedroom, Eun Sang pretends to flip through a book, but she mutter out loud while looking at a picture of her sister, “That witch. Living well by herself.”

Hee Nam comes in, and to appease her daughter, promises to not bring home food again. She also wants Eun Sang to go to the bank personally, because she doesn’t trust internet banking, to send money to her sister in the U.S. Eun Sang looks at the account book. Mom is planning to send all $8000 to her sister!

Hee Nam explains that Eun Suk is getting married.

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Esther notifies her daughter, Ra Hael, that she is remarrying. Ra Hael can’t believe it. It hasn’t been that long since she divorced dad, but Esther thinks it has been long enough. She wants her daughter to change and wear lower heels. They are meeting her new dad for dinner, and he is not tall. Ra Hael demands to know this person who is not tall, but is famous enough for a new report to go out about this remarriage.

Eun Sang is also asking about her soon-to-be brother-in-law. Most importantly, is he going to send an airplane ticket for them to come to the wedding? Hee Nam chides her daughter, in sign language, for thinking they can go there. Eun Sang, looks around, embarrassed, and reminds her mom to use her phone when they are outside. Mom obliges and types out that Eun Suk will have picked a good husband since she is someone who is going to college in the U.S. And if they go, they will only be a flaw, defect.

Eun Sang demands to know why they would be a flaw. What’s wrong with them? Hee Nam says Eun Suk described him as a nice and diligent guy. What more can they want?

Eun Sung struggles with tears. “Why can’t we want more? Since sis ran away, I’ve…..” Eun Sang can’t finish what she is about to say while staring at her mother.

Eun Sang turns away and says, “I’m going to wedding. I’m going to give the money personally to here.” Eun Sang leaves, but Hee Nam can’t call after her.

Lo and behold, Esther’s fiancé is Young Do’s dad, Choi Dong Wook, CEO of Zeus Hotel. Young Do and Ra Hael sit across from each other, obviously not pleased with each other or this situation. Young Do smirks and snorts at his father and Esther’s conversation about their past relationship failures being fate to lead them to this. So does Ra Hael. They see the BS.

Since Ra Hael is younger by a few months than Young Do, Dong Wook and Esther tell their kids to treat each other like dongsaeng and oppa.

Young Do says, sarcasm and disdain dripping from his voice, “Of course. She is just my style.”

He gets up to leave, but his dad stops him. By slapping him. In front of his future stepmom and stepsis. Well, hello there, typical kdrama dad!

Young Do glowers. Now he can’t really stay, since he has just been humiliated. “Have a good dinner. Between family.”

Dong Wook apologizes to Ra Hael, and she gets up, saying she will hear it directly from Young Do.

Dong Wook remarks that Ra Hael is a lot like Esther. Esther snaps back, “Young Do is a lot like your ex-wife.” Dong Wook responds, “Don’t ever speak of her again in front of me.” Esther replies nonchalantly, “Was she prettier than me?” Dong Wook laughs, “This is why I like you.” My skin is crawling with these two.

Ra Hael calls out to Young Do, who is about to get on his motorcycle, “Hey brother!”

Young Do wonders why she has come out to stop him. Ra Hael corrects him, “I came out to lose you. So I don’t have to stay for that awful dinner.”

Before Young Do can leave, Ra Hael says, “You know I’m engaged to Kim Tan, right?” Young Do’s face gets even darker, if that is possible.

Ra Hael continues, “If we become siblings, you and Tan become brother-in-laws. You’re not the only who hate this marriage. But it seems you dread it more than I do. I’m just reminding you.”

Young Do clarifies, “I never said I didn’t like this marriage. You know what marriage means for people like us. It’s a merger and acquisition. What do you think will end up with the share that your mom has in the Empire group. So try to break this engagement if you can. Don’t needlessly become Choi Ra Hael from Yoo Ra Hael.”

Young Do drives away, and Ra Hael stands there, looking worried.

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Eun Sang is at another part-time job, this time washing dishes. She can force back her tears at the never ending stream of dirty plates.

At the end of the job, the owner gives Eun Sang her pay. He asks if she going to go on vacation during her school break. Eun Sang tells him that she is going to the U.S. And never coming back.

“My sister marrying means she is going to stay in the U.S. Which means I will have to live my life with mom washing dishes. I resent the fact that my life seems to have been predestined to poverty.”

The owner asks how an eighteen-year-old can already think like that. Eun Sang replies, “That’s why I am going to the U.S. I’ve been thinking about this since I was eight.

Back home after going to the bank, Eun Sang tells her mom she’s exchanged currencies (instead of sending the money). She tells Hee Nam to not worry; there should be at least one member of the family at the wedding. Hee Nam silently nods.

Eun Sang puts away some new notebooks she has prepared for her mom. She also digs through an old one and sees that it if full of apologies and “ma’am” and struggles to learn English to work in a hoity-toity chaebol household. Eun Sang silently sobs, but stops herself to turn back to look at her mom. Hee Nam is making a powder of mixed grains and beans. (It’s really good, added with a bit of sugar, for a drink.)

On one of the fresh notebooks, Eun Sang write, “I’m sorry, mom.”

In the bedroom, Eun Sang packs away her mom’s used notebook in her suitcase. She promises silently, “I will come back to take you after I’ve succeed. Just wait a bit.”

Esther wonders if Ra Hael is immigrating, with all that she is packing. She also, once again, dictates what her daughter should be wearing. Ra Hael just throws in both shoes and also packs a framed picture of her and Tan in her suitcase.

Esther complains about Ra Hael going to Tan. Why can’t she make him come here? Ra Hael says he will come if she send him her mother’s wedding invitation. Ha!

Esther says she doesn’t care to convince her daughter about this marriage. Ra Hael retorts, “You just don’t have the reasoning to persuade me.”

Esther threatens her daughter. “If you want, you can break away from the family registry.” Ra Hael responds, “You’re threatening me with my inheritance?” Esther: “Because it is the most effective and always works.”

Ra Hael wants to know why Choi Young Do’s dad. Esther knows about Choi Dong Wook tendency for physical violence, right! Or, is she really in love with him?

Esther bristles at that. Love?! “Yoo Ra Hael!”

Ra Hael asks, “Don’t you feel guilty saying that name since you are trying to make me Choi Ra Hael?” Esther shakes her daughter off and tells her to say hi to her future son-in-law for her.

With mom gone, Ra Hael shakes in frustration. She picks up her phone to call Tan.

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Tan’s voiceover with scenes of his gorgeous house.

“The first thought I had in this California, where I had been chased off too, is ‘I can eat all the almonds I want.’ And befitting a exiled bastard, I thought for a moment, ‘Should I rebel?’ But like my brother’s advice, I just ate and played. And thanks to this, I have cops who know my face, my school pays attention to me, and my mother in Seoul cries everyday.”

We see Tan writing in his diary, and also that he has pictures of him with his brother, and with his mother on his nightstand. No pictures of dad, though.

Jay comes in with Tan’s phone. Tan sees the call is from Ra Hael, and he ignores it.

Let me translate Tan’s Engrish. “I already know who’s calling. It’s my fiance. She’s either about to get on the plane, or could be on the plane, or already here. It’s our engagement anniversary soon.”

Jay, with his horrible over-acting, says “You look like none of that is a good thing.”

Tan put on a cap. “No, I always look this good.” Pfft, Tan, I love you and your Engrish. It’s okay, baby, it’s okay.

Tan finishes off with this trademark line, “I’m too lazy to celebrate.” Seriously, who coached Lee Min Ho on his accent?

Tan and Jay are off to surf. Woohoo!

Eun Sang has arrived at LAX. She looks around, a bit overwhelmed, but talks herself up. She once placed 13th in the whole school!

Outside at the sidewalk of LAX, Ra Hael is on the phone, probably talking to her mom, and lying that Tan is here to pick her up. Eun Sang overhears this, but the man that is putting away Ra Hael’s suitcase is definitely not “more handsome than before, taller, and tanned.”

RH notices Eun Sang eavesdropping while she says to Esther, “Tan is saying that I got prettier too.” She sees Eun Sang smile at that. 

Ra Hael stops Eun Sang. “You just laughed at me, right? Why did you laugh?” Eun Sang grimaces, and rolls her 13th place brain. She answers in Japanese, “What is it? I’m Japanese.”

Ra Hael answers in better Japanese, “If you wanted to pretend to be Japanese, you shouldn’t have turned around when I called out, ‘excuse me.'”

Eun Sang apologizes, in Japanese, and tries to leave, but Ra Hael won’t let this go.

Eun Sang explains that she wasn’t laughing at her. She just was feeling a sense of camaraderie, because she wasn’t the only one not receiving a welcome here. This jabs at Ra Hael.

Tan paddles while his body double surfs. He looks like Lee Min Ho but not enough.

Eun Sang is at the beach too, and looks at all the well-endowed ladies. She peek underneath her own shirt. “Is it because we eat different things?”

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Then the scene we’ve all been waiting for since we saw Lee Min Ho zipped all the way up in that body suit. Lee Min Ho not zipped all the way up in that body suit. Eun Sang sees him and his lady friend and thinks to herself, there are a lot of lucky people in this world.

Translating Engrish to English: Tan won’t be partying tonight because he has to do some thinking.

Eun Sang has arrived at the address her sister is supposed to be living in, but a strange woman answers the door. There is English and Korean flying between the two until Eun Suk’s boyfriend comes to the door and recognizes (or guesses?) it’s Eun Sang.

Inside the boyfriend’s house, Eun Sang learns that her sister lied about everything. Her boyfriend, her school, her life in the U.S. Eun Sang demands to know where the crazy witch is.

Tan is writing at the beach diner. Guh, I hope there are more scene of Lee Min Ho writing. Eun Suk, or Stella comes over with coffee and asks what he writes everyday. Tan tells her it’s homework. An essay.

Stella comments, “You don’t look like you would do homework.”

Tan: “That’s why I do it. It’s a type of rebellion.”

Stella asks, “Against who? Your teacher?” Tan doesn’t answer but just thanks her for the coffee.

Tan writes, “When I am writing an essay, I think that I am thinking. The thinking that my brother told me not to do.”

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Greek god, I mean, Kim Won is in a meeting at the Jeguk Group building. The new premium mall is not making money, and the guy presenting is suggesting that they advertise more. The mall’s target demographic- the top 10% of society- is not easy to approach. Someone else suggest that they should broaden their target to families, to which Won shots down with “Then we should have gone for a theme park.”

Won wants to know who got the report about the loss in profits, beside the guy in the gray suit. Yoon Jae Ho, who has been quietly doodling away all this time, speaks up. The CEO got the report too.

Won: “So the CEO who is at home knew about my incompetency a week before, but I didn’t know about it when I come to work everyday.”

Won asks Secretary Yoon, “Can’t my incompetency be known only to me or at least only inside the office.”

Yoon smiles as he replies, “If I had delivered the report, than the CEO would have been sitting here right now.”

Won looks around, “It seems like he is sitting here. How many eyes and ears of the CEO are sitting here in this room?”

Yoon Jae Ho says, “The CEO said to be good to your supervisor rather than the landowner.”

Won glares at Secretary Yoon. He lists all the positions below him and asks Jae Ho until which position he thinks is the level of supervisor.

Jae Ho answers, looking straight at Won, “What do you do think as the landowner?” Man’s got balls. Won is scary, and with Choi Jin Hyuk’s voice…Hide me.

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Tan is looking out from the diner, and he sees Eun Sang starting into the building with her suitcase in hand. He notices her eyes following Stella, and both he and Eun Sang see that Stella isn’t really treated like a lady.

Tan turns back to Eun Sang and see her eyes are filled with tears. He takes a sip of his iced coffee. His face is a mixture of curiosity and interest, but it isn’t sympathy yet. Yet, he can’t take his eyes off her.

Stella comes over to pour Tan more coffee and notices where he is looking. Her younger sister, staring at her with tears streaming down her face, trembling in anger and disappointment.

Stella rushes out, and Eun Sang turns away. She doesn’t like that fact that her sister caught her crying. Eun Suk asks Eun Sang, “Why are you here? What about mom?”

Eun Sang can’t believe her sister’s audacity. How can she even ask about mom?

Eun Suk looks slightly embarrassed. She tells her sister she should have called. Eun Sang retorts, “If I did, would you have shown me something different?”

Eun Sang yells at her sister for the lies, but all Eun Suk is thinking about is the money. She grabs Eun Sang’s suitcase and starts digging through it for the money.

Eun Sang can’t believe her eyes. “I wanted to live off you a bit after abandoning mom, but I am getting punished for that now. ”

Eun Suk can’t hear what her sister is saying, looking for the money. Eun Sang sees her mother’s notepad fall out of the suitcase, which prompts her to grab Eun Suk.

“Life really sucks. You were my dream. My last hope. I settled to a life that assigns people to those who have and those who don’t and decided to I will just go to a junior college. Why? Because mom and I have to eat until you return.”

Eun Suk is the most selfish person in the world as she just casually says, “I’m sorry. Just this once.” Eun Suk continues to dig and finds the money. Eun Sang tries to stop her, who runs off. Eun Sang can’t keep chasing her because all her belongings are still in the floor. Eun Sang wails, “Unnie, let me go with you!”

Tan looks at her with a flicker of sympathy.

Jay and his loud voice return and Tan motions for him to be quiet. You and me, brother, you and me. Jay sees Eun Sang and the bag of powder. He mistakes it for drugs, and before Tan can snap out of it, Jay has stolen the powder from Eun Sang.

Jay runs into a volleyball net and falls on his back, despite nothing in his head to pull him down. In the ensuing struggle with Eun Sang, the bag rips open, and Jay licks it up. Jay starts to choke, having an allergic reaction. Tan runs over and tells Eun Sang to call 911, but Eun Sang does not have a cellphone.

Tan and Eun Sang are at the hospital, and it seems Jay will be okay. Eun Sang explains it was powdered grains and beans, and Tan sharply replies that he knows. Eun Sang and Tan bicker, of course, because Tan is annoyed and Eun Sang can’t believe he is blaming her for this. Note, Eun Sang speaks in jondaemal, and he speaks in banmal.

Tan has left to fill out form, and a cop walks over to  Eun Sang. The powder is in an evidence bag. Be right back, laughing my butt off.

Outside the hospital, Eun Sang tries to explain to the cop that the powder is not drugs. Still, the cop replies, they are going to have to test it. The cop wants her ID, and to know she is not here illegally. This goes over Eun Sang’s head, but thankfully, our surfer boy shows up.

“It’s okay, baby!”

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Tan is lying that Eun Sang is his girlfriend until he sees the cops face. Uh oh, these two have run into each other before. Tan doesn’t have a good reputation here, and the cop knows it. Things just got more complicated. Eun Sang’s passport is taken until the results are back.

Eun Sang is questioning Tan about the situation when he notices that she is speaking banmal, or informally, to him. Eun Sang asks, “Doesn’t everyone in America speak banmal, anyway?” And besides, she saw Jay’s birthdate on the medical chart, and since he is Jay’s friend, and she is the same age as Jay, he must be the same age as her too. Tan clears his throat.

He wants to know where she is staying so he can contact her since she doesn’t have a phone. Eun Sang asks to borrow his hand…, no, cellphone. She will pay him for the time. She’s going to call her sister.

Tan doesn’t think she will answer the call, and Eun Sang realizes he saw everything. She asks him to drive her home on his way home; she’ll pay!

Tan wonders why she keeps trying to solve everything with money. “Do you have a lot of money?”

Eun Sang softly answers, “I’m afraid you might just leave. Please, I am asking you a favor.”

Tan drives Eun Sang back to her sister’s place. She tells him she will call him three times a day; pick up if the passport has been returned, or don’t pick up if there is passport yet.” She thanks him for the ride, and it pricks him just a little that he is being such so sharp with her.

He doesn’t drive away immediately and watches Eun Sang knocking at the empty, dark house. He gets out of the car. “It seems like no one is home.”

Eun Sang tries to keep a brave face. “She’ll come.”

Tan reminds her of how dangerous the streets can be in the U.S. and that her sister ran away after stealing money from her.

Eun Sang looks away, “She’ll come.” I don’t think she believes it, really.

Tan drives away after saying, “Fine. Then just wait.”

Eun Sang sits on the stairway when a group of guys walk past, hitting on her. Fortunately, they aren’t really dangerous, but Eun Sang is scared now and starts to walk away.

At the moment, we hear the sound of engines roaring and Tan drives right up next to Eun Sang. “Do you want to go to my house?”

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Preview for episode 2

Eun Sang: Are you a drug dealer?

Tan: Do you still have two kidneys?

Won: I don’t have a mother in this house.

Ki Ae: Say ahjumma to ahjumma, the ahjumma who raised you.

Eun Sang: Then, goodbye.

Tan: Where you are going to go? Then, just stay!

Young Do: Just break up and date Myung Soo.

Bo Na: Are you crazy?

Myung Soo: Why do have to react so strongly? You!!! ….I don’t hate you.

Ki Ae: I need to know too, since they are going to be my son’s in-laws.

Jung Ji Sook: What a fool. As long as I am here, you will be my husband’s live in girlfriend until he dies.

Eun Sang: Who are you?

Ra Hael: The house owner’s fiance.

Eun Sang: I had a situation and stayed over one night.

Ra Hael: You slept here?

Tan: Are you crying?

Eun Sang: What kind of life has no surprise?

Bo Na: Can you not be interested in me?

Young Do: I can’t stop myself. You’re so pretty.

Eun Sang: Here’s the money for the stay.

Tan: What is this?

Eun Sang: It’s a dream catcher. They say only pretty dreams come through that hole.

Tan: How about pretty ladies?

Comment:

Wooh! I am breathing a sigh of relief. Not bad, not bad at all. The opening credits had me worried because it seemed so bland and cliche, but I was hooked immediately by the dark and shadowed scene between young Won and Tan- Won so tall and charismatic and Tan so young and feeble. And then to see older Tan, calm, mature, and seemingly at peace. His last line in the voice over hit a chord in me, the sloth chord: “I am too lazy to resent someone.”

I was expecting a lot more shouting and energy from this Kim Eun Sook drama, but I love how things are a bit slower, more subdued, and quiet. There is time to breathe, time to let things sink in, time to read between the lines.

Wealth and money isn’t pushed into our face like the way it was in Boys Over Flowers, thank goodness. That was interesting five(?) years ago, but now it would have been overdone. We know these kids are rich, not because of what they have, wear, and where they live, but how they live, how to speak, and how they interact with other people. Of course they are a few gratuitous shots, but I like how our hero starts off exiled in a place where his money and background mean just a little less.

Young Do is an interesting character, acted with layers and subtlety by Kim Woo Bin. I want to know more about him, this person who both seems to resent and enjoy his status, and thinks he has the whole world figured out. He knows his wealth gives him incredible power, with everyone eager to suck up to him and afraid to step on his toes. What kind of change will Eun Sang bring to him, someone whose live is ruled by money, but has nothing to lose because she has none?

Chan Young and his dad occupy an interesting space between worlds; they are rich but not wealthy. They move between Jeguk group and Eun Sang’s world with ease and intelligence, and I look forward to seeing what kind of cracks and bridges they create between the two worlds.

Tan’s mom lives inside the house of her son’s father as a mistress with her son’s half-brother and her son’s father’s second wife. She is the “little ma’am” who wants to be more than that, but doesn’t seem smart enough. So with that, Eun Sang’s mom has the advantage, because although she is a housemaid, she looks after the “little ma’am” with intelligence and kindness.

Kim Won. He cuts me with his eyes and cold, sharp voice. But he comes in the form of Choi Jin Hyuk so I will continue to look and listen.

I am surprised the Eun Sang seems so embarrassed by her mom’s disability when she gets angry that her mom called them a flaw. How can she be angry at her sister and mother when she herself can’t take any pride in herself and her family?

I thought Young Do and Ra Hael were going to be friends, but I guess not, especially with the hint that Young Do hates Tan for whatever reason. Ra Hael and Young Do are very similar to each other with their parents being who they are and both growing up haughty and privileged.

When Tan gazes at Eun Sang crying in front of her ransacked suitcase, I wished Lee Min Ho expressed a bit more there. Like the moment when Won heard Jae Ho talk about the landowner and supervisors. Like the moment when Joo Won heard Ra Im say she is not the little mermaid because she doesn’t love him. Still, I liked that scene a lot because it shows Tan’s slow movement from being an observer of the world to an active agent. He started off watching her like he was reading a fictional book and ended with that sliver of empathy that defines us as human.

Can we get more scenes of Tan just writing? I love it so much. Tan says he writes because it feels like he is thinking, and I can relate so much to that. Plus, there is something so sexy about a man who writes for the sake of writing.

It’s always a good sign when I can say, waiting for the next episode!

And please excuse typos and errors. I have to get up to go to work in an hour so I’m going to bed without proofreading….

160 Comments Post a comment
  1. Pam #

    Joonni! You’re back. HE’S back. WE’RE back! Yay!

    Thanks for the fast recap!

    October 9, 2013
  2. Reblogged this on cnblueholic~ and commented:
    ‘coz i wasnt able to watch it tonight. TAT

    October 9, 2013
  3. raindrops1 #

    Hi Joonni,
    Yay! A new recap from you. Finally Heirs is here. Thank you and I look forward to what I hope will be an addicting fun ride.

    October 9, 2013
  4. thanks again 🙂

    October 9, 2013
  5. athena #

    Thank you Joonni..that was fast just finished watching it raw too from link given..Its a promising drama..can’t wait for next episode…

    October 9, 2013
  6. I totally second this!! YAY!! For my favorite general and my favorite recaper are back on track 🙂 Lets celebrate :))

    October 9, 2013
  7. nette #

    Thankz for the recap….:)

    October 9, 2013
  8. Joonni thanks for recap. I missed going to your page for all the chatter, comments and just for your feedback.

    October 9, 2013
  9. merce minoz #

    Welcome back Joonni and Softy! haha! thank you for your quick recap. I was not able to see the livestream today as it became territorial, I guess 😦 anyway, we will see for sure the epi 1 tom with English subs. so for now, your recap is our youngspirin, I mean Tanspirin as I really hurt my head, whew! 🙂

    October 9, 2013
    • joonni #

      I still need youngsprin sometimes 😀

      October 9, 2013
  10. I agree with you, this drama is the most beautiful one. I am waiting for it with all my heart.

    October 9, 2013
    • Millie #

      So glad u r back!!!

      October 9, 2013
  11. Kandiboo #

    hi~ welcome back Joonni and Softy!

    Although I’m a fan of CJH + Daejang + all the pretty in the drama I’m not entirely sure how much I’ll enjoy watching 27 years old men attempt to be convincing as rich spoiled high schoolers… uh…. At least even if the drama turns out so-so (and CJH goes down the evil spiral :(..) everyone will be eye-candy!

    October 9, 2013
    • joonni #

      I kinda hooha’ed when i found out they are playing 18year olds, which means 17 really. What is that? Nine years younger than lmh’s real age? But it is useless to complain about this as children act like adults in kdramas too.

      October 9, 2013
  12. tenzin #

    I LOVE YOUUUUUU

    October 9, 2013
    • joonni #

      Thank youuuuuuu

      October 9, 2013
  13. babita #

    lee min ho i love you ,min ho is back

    October 9, 2013
  14. Angie #

    This is no recap. Its a mess!!! Sit down and draft your work properly before recapping please. What a laugh

    October 9, 2013
    • joonni #

      I’m happy to make you laugh.

      October 9, 2013
      • Oh wow…I know there are ppl like this and I’ve come across them a handful of time but I’m always surprised when I do b/c WUH?! Why would you be rude to recappers? Like what?! I mean for one, it’s a free service, for another, it’s a need that some gracious soul decides to fulfill for you (non language speaking watchers), so why would you go be not only ungrateful but rude to boot?! o.O

        Altho Joonni, I did laughed too. For this line ” The order will go like this (cough, anyone recognize this line?). ” cause I just got around to watching Faith (with fingers firmly on the fast forward button) and have been using your recaps to make sure I get all the OTP moments b/c ugh, OTP makes me flail like whoa! I thought QIHM’s OTP was epic, but man, Faith OTP totally trumps it. Faith is an inferior drama but its OTP just makes my world swoon in all the right ways.

        And because of Faith, I finally got on the train of the Lee Minhot formerly known as Lee Minho. haha

        October 9, 2013
        • joonni #

          Ooh, i am glad u watched faith

          October 9, 2013
    • Since Joonni refuses to listen to me and delete your idiotic insensitive comment, I just want to ask what hole you crawled out of. were you not hugged enough as a child – why did you end up so mean? do you even have any concept of what live recapping means? Joonni is fluent in both languages so her first draft was the best one out there on the internet – you can’t get more accurate than her. do us all a favor and don’t come back here again.

      *To all the other faithful readers – don’t reply to that brat cuz giving her attention is something she doesn’t deserve. I don’t want her stupidity to distract people from all the hard work Joonni is putting in for this recap. I swear – the nerve of some people. I don’t get why they think they have the right to spew such nonsense smack dab in the middle of all of Joonni’s hard work.

      October 9, 2013
      • Thank you Softy..for speaking up & writing that. I would of done & said the same thing.
        Bravo!!

        October 9, 2013
      • I was dumbfounded when I read the comment. I’m glad you told her off. And Joonni is too nice to brush it off. Don’t know about giving her attention, but she has to know it is unacceptable to say something like that!

        October 9, 2013
    • Whisper #

      Wow! Some people are just unappreciative, critical and totally messed up! Thank you Joonie for your hard work, free, fast and wonderful recap. I’m always a silent reader but this time I can’t help to stay silent. Looking forward for the upcoming recaps! ^_^

      October 9, 2013
    • av #

      oh. maybe you missed the part at the end. this is a live recap. i also think it’s messy and very draft-y, but it’s understandable. it was done live 😛

      October 9, 2013
    • minozlove #

      Honestly Angie, this is not your place. This is a wonderful home to many of us, please refrain from such foul expressions, we have no tolerance, no interest in your offensive opinins when it is so offensive to our Joonni who works so hard to bring us this wonderful work and has created a home for all of us. Your words are so offensive and insensitive, please do not return.

      October 9, 2013
  15. Queeniej #

    Appreciate the time and effort put in by the writer. Continue your good work! Cheers!

    October 9, 2013
  16. iviih #

    Hello Joonni, Hello Softy, Hello everyone!! 😀 🙂 😉

    Thanks for the live recap!!! I’m happy to see you again!! 🙂 Missed this site!

    I still didn’t read the recap but I’m sure I’ll read it tonight! kisses^^

    October 9, 2013
    • nonski #

      iviiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiih!

      October 9, 2013
  17. KrisSilva #

    Delurking here just to thank you for a great recap ! I’m a big fan of Leeminhot and his dramas CH and Faith. I think you do a great job here and I will certainly follow your Blog.

    October 9, 2013
    • joonni #

      Hi krissilva! Thanks.

      October 9, 2013
  18. av #

    i’m glad this drama illustrates koreans’ weird “American”-fetish; i noticed through korean dramas and during my sojourn in korea that koreans seem hold a weird belief that America is a land of paradise.

    like the main character Eun Sang, they have a disillusion that everything is better in America. and once they start living there, their lives will magically improve too. Eun Sang’s reason for running away portrays this disillusion: she runs away from her menial jobs in Korea believing that something “better” will lie ahead.

    if ES represents fantasy, her sister portrays the reality: the reality is that life in America is not a lot different than Korea. You need to eat, you need to pay bills so you need money – even if that means doing grunt work.

    October 9, 2013
  19. PinayAmerican@LoneStar #

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts Jooni… I thought of this Kim Tan role being a rehash of Gu Jun Pyo which made Lee Min Ho into a star but I hope the differences and his potrayal will make this one a memorable role for him. Looking forward for the show to air in the US with the English sub too.

    October 9, 2013
  20. Thanks your the recap. A lot of fans will be thrilled.

    October 9, 2013
  21. Widia #

    Oohhh God bless you with this preview in English. i was watch the live streaming and read the detail here. That would be enough to heal my sadness because i can not watch the english subs version from viki, it’s restricted for US. Wt*. Thanks again and hope you keep updating this. Fighting! 🙂

    October 9, 2013
  22. joonni #

    Thanks to a troll, I am asking what I have always wondered. Do people read the updates bit by bit? Should I just wait until I am completely done? I didn’t update the live recap for Gu family book until I was able to watch the episode and fix my draft. But I got excited this time and just posted my first draft because I knew there were a lot of people waiting. Now I am wondering if I should bother posting if it sounds like gibberish. *cries* because I can never be like Softy. I always ask her, how do you do it? Her answer always lies somewhere between being a superwoman and fairy. Or at least that is what I am hearing as she humbly tells me, no, she has a lot to fill in too.

    October 9, 2013
    • av #

      i think what you’ve done for this is just fine. the troll is just inconsiderate and self-absorbed. it’s not realistic for him/her to expect more than something draft-y given the time frame and your quickness to post a recap.

      granted it’s not the best piece of writing, but i get the gist of the episode through your “gibberish” (not gibberish, btw). and besides, it’s not like i’m not expecting to read the profound literature or anything, so the troll can take his/her tactlessness and insensitivity somewhere else. and keep up the good work! 🙂

      October 9, 2013
    • Softy #

      People are going to misconstrue my answer about how to recap live if you call me a superwoman and fairy. 🙂
      First of all I vote continue posting first draft like you did tonight – cuz that’s the whole point of live recaps. Disregard that piss-ant and just focus on us fans. We really need to know what just happened right away.
      Back when you posted a few scenes at a time- i was dying to know what happened each night on Gu cuz it seemed like forever for each scene to be fully translated with pics- plus on some night torrents will be slower then the wait becomes excruciating.
      Here are some tips again for live recaps -summarize the scene with key dialogue if they talk for too long – just get down the gist- the parts you would really want to know ASAP. In a scene with 2 people – use pronouns instead of names to save time “he said she said” – when it’s ES and another girl talking I might call the other one by who she is – fiancé, mom, friend etc. as long as you hold onto the mental note that you aren’t expected to catch every single word and you have time to fill in gaps later, the pressure is off. Normally i make a mental note of the scenes i really want to work on first cuz of all the great lines and translate that before others. It will become easier with practice – all your previous dramas were too hard so this one will be a walk in the park for you.
      I really loved every word of your comment at the end – it was worth the wait. But it pains me that it came at the expense of you losing sleep – I don’t know what to blame -getting too preoccupied with shirtless LMH screencaps or having to translate all his “Engrish” but somehow you have to sacrifice something like extra screencaps so you can sleep earlier. Seriously – if you keel over from exhaustion I will have to step in and face this nightmare list of names and I’m dreading it. While it aired I thought the blonde surfer was Jake according to how LMH was saying it, but I learned from your recap his name was Jay.it’s gonna take me weeks to learn them all. Why do we need so many characters? I say send half of them to Cali and keep them there – like the selfish moms and spoiled daughters and the dad that slapped woobin.
      Pace yourself and don’t do too much – this pinch hitter is not ready yet. I love being able to sit back and enjoy the pretty. The view from this side of live recaps is more fun than I remembered.

      October 9, 2013
    • Joonni, your doing fine!! What ever your comfortable with…we’re happy to just get anything that makes sense, instead of not understanding the whole drama.
      To me…it’s like watching “shakespare ” in a different language, and your translating a portion of that story. 🙂 😉

      October 9, 2013
      • raindrops1 #

        Dear Joonni,
        Thank you for all your hard work. You are doing great. Please don’t pay attention to the comments of a rude and ungrateful person. You have so many fans (like myself) we are enormously greatful for sharing your love of kdramas with us. Please continue to post live recaps, they help to ease the wait until subs come out. Not only that they help my get through my (work) day. I definitely look forward to reading your recaps and your thoughts on the episode. They help me better understand and appreciate the nuances in each episode. Remember you have a large cheering section rooting you on 🙂

        P.S. Both of you (Joonni and Softy) are fairies, for sure.

        October 9, 2013
    • Missy #

      Don’t mind the troll, you just keep doing what you have been doing. I have been following you since Faith aired, you give great recaps & I think you should continue like this one. I loved it & I know your faithful readers love the way you are doing things.

      October 9, 2013
    • jhen #

      Joonni, please don’t be disheartened with those insensible comments. What you are doing and Softy is totally unique. Doing live recaps is what the two of your are best of. You do recapping simultaneously while the show is still airing, unlike with the other bloggers that they do post their recaps after the end of the episode or day after the episode was aired.

      For the new readers/new comers here, my dears, it may be new to you to read or witness how the bloggers do live recaps and the quality of writing that you get out from their “live recapping”. There is a already a big difference just from the word “live” recapping and “recapping”. So while they are doing the live recaps, most likely the posts will just contain the highlights of each scene and may contain typos or errors. Please don’t expect that Joonni can write everything in detail on what is happening in the drama at the moment that the show is still airing coz even if you will be the one to do it, I don’t think you can watch and write everything that goes in the story instantaneously.

      You know what the problem is? The new comers still doesn’t know the importance of the “refresh” button. :))) Right my dear gutterbuds??? Just a hint for you, while you are following a live recap learn to use the refresh button every minute coz the writer is updating her recaps while the show is still on going. And expect the final and detailed recap an hour or more to give time for the writer to update, edit and proofread her recaps.

      And finally, just be thankful that someone is taking much effort to recap the show coz they aren’t paid to do it. Thanking, appreciating and praising them are the best consolation that they can get from their hardwork.

      To JOONNI, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE THE BEST BLOGGER, WRITER and RECAPPER FOR US GUTTERBUDS! You and Softy are the best. We will always be here to support you two. 🙂 Kdrama watching has always been easier and fun for us who doesn’t speak Hangul because of your live recaps. Just continue with your passion for writing coz there will always be us who will hungry for your writings/insights. Aja! Aja! Aja! Fighting! 🙂

      October 9, 2013
      • jhen #

        ooops typo, *be hungry i mean.. :))

        October 9, 2013
      • WendyM #

        Jhen we all know the camping and refresh button way too much from our past Faith days. I still come to read your comments.

        Joonni Fighting! You are just amazing to give us this gift.
        Softy you too, love your live recaps too ~! Your team is amazing.

        October 11, 2013
    • I appreciated that you posted as is first, to help us get an idea of what had happened. It was nice to go back and reread with more details later. In fact, I even read your recap after I watched with English subs, just to see whether the subs were correct, b/c I trust you more!
      Thank you for doing a quick one right after airing. Pleas continue, if you can.

      October 9, 2013
    • Whisper #

      Joonie dear, forget about the troll(s) in this world, unfortunately we will always have them but the positive thing is these type of people will only make you a better person. You and Softy are one in a million people who have a good heart to spend and give your time to people like us who are lost in translation. Your LIVE recap is not perfect but who makes a perfect live recap? Softy has been doing live recap for a while but I’m pretty sure that changes after the first draft. Hope that trolls will not break your spirit but instead will give you more courage to continue and continue to improve your works. Fighting and God bless!

      October 10, 2013
  23. Mary #

    Just google: sensentv, you can watch it there. It has English subtitles

    October 9, 2013
  24. av #

    I wonder if Ra Hael is our Blair Waldorf. i see a lot of blair in her. and Tan seem Nate of season 1 -ish. Young Do’s got Chuck qualities. since Eun Sang is an outsider, does that make her our Dan Humphrey?

    October 9, 2013
  25. Reblogged this on shinaej.

    October 9, 2013
  26. Missy #

    You have done it again, Joonni. Thanks for the wonderful recap, I kinda cringed at LMH’s Engrish, but he was better than I thought he would be. Kim Ji Won’s English was way better than I expected.
    I just have to say that Kim Woo Bin is just HOT! I have already made myself his number one fan. lol

    October 9, 2013
  27. nonski #

    hello joonni thank you for the great recaps!
    you know why we come back here?
    because you do great in what you’re doing…
    we are always thankful cuz i believe many people who don’t speak or understand korean
    could sympathize with me that it’s so frustrating to watch a drama when you don’t get
    what is going on the screen.
    you’re live recaps is our saving grace.
    for that we are forever thankful!

    October 9, 2013
  28. Sussie #

    Hello Joonni, Softy & gutterbuds! Missed you all, my dear chingus!
    First of all i would like to thank you, Joonni, for your effort and hard work as always… I really appreciate each one of your recaps. We know it is not something easy to be done and only special people like u can make it so well as you do! It s so helpful for us who doesn t understand korean. You and Softy are really the best of the best! 🙂 I am so happy to be here again, this place that I missed so much since Faith days, where we chat friendly and warmly, fangirling over and over each day *big hug*

    I m so eager to share thoughts, and also waiting together each week for new episode… OMO! the wait and anxiousness… hahaha

    Regarding Heirs, my first impression… well, let me said i was gladly surprised, i didn t expected to be captivated with ep 1. (clarifying: I haven t watch it but by only reading your recap, i like what i read about). To tell u the true, i was a bit afraid of expecting to much, but of course I was still going to watch it in order to support LMH and writer-nim (love her and respect her so much cuz of SeGa). I am glad that it seems promising.

    If only this plot would have been placed in a University backround, I would have love it that way! I m still not so happy with the fact that LMH is portraying a so much younger character… LOL!

    *hugs to all* Love u!

    October 9, 2013
  29. CallieP #

    Joonni:

    Thanks for your recap. Was looking forward to it. Really enjoyed the raw version and then the polished version. Keep it up. You keep us abreast before anyone else. Hope the ratings are decent.

    October 9, 2013
  30. Joonni –
    Great recap, I loved it! I was so impatient this morning *hehehe* and so delighted to learn you were recapping so thank you. I agree, I’m actually looking forward to more episodes. (and I wasn’t expecting that) Thanks so much for your time/effort with this.
    hugs!
    tess

    October 9, 2013

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